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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sharing the Latest Photographs of the Dean Cemetery in Buckskin Township, Ross County, Ohio

Scott Andersen has been continuing with clean up work at the Dean Cemetery in Buckskin Township, Ross County, Ohio.

  More of the overgrowth on the grounds has been cleaned up and cleared away greatly improving the appearance and overall condition of this smaller size cemetery.

Thanking Scott for sharing his latest photographs posted below.

 All of these Lawhead stones were down. The center one, Layfayette, was the one about 6 to 8 inches underground, and never before transcribed.

The gravesite of Revolutionary War veteran Robert Dickey.
 The above photograph shows an area needing additional work to repair and re-set downed stones.  The number of damaged and downed gravestones is much less than it was when Scott first started working on restoring the Dean Cemetery.
Below are two longer range views of the Dean Cemetery as it currently appears.
The last picture shown below is what some of the Dean Cemetery looked like before Scott started his work only a few years ago.

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